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Christmas Cookie Walk is Saturday

Religion Briefs

First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Christmas cookie walk “Cookies ‘n More” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. There will be Christmas cookies, Christmas crafts, and baked goods. Shoppers can stop and have a cup of coffee and a ...

Judge spares Casey prison time

Local News

ROCKWELL CITY — The Pomeroy woman convicted of causing another driver’s death when she rear-ended his vehicle while driving 70 miles per hour in a construction zone has avoided prison. The accident led to the death of Eugene Zinnel, 78, of Manson. Jewell R. Casey, 56, received a ...

Eagle Grove man arrested after firing shots at occupied bus

Local News

EAGLE GROVE — An Eagle Grove man has been arrested after he allegedly fired multiple shots from his pickup truck at a bus occupied by Union Pacific Railroad workers Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Eagle Grove Police Department. No injuries were reported. Jason ...

First Congregational Church to hold open house

Religion Briefs

WEBSTER CITY — First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 1000 Willson Ave., Webster City, is holding an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 for viewing of the restored 120-year-old stained glass windows. Coffee and homemade cookies will be served.

CDA Christmas Party Thursday

Religion Briefs

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 216 Christmas Party is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Corpus Christi Center, 405 N. Eighth St. The Christmas dinner and a special, fun-filled evening of fellowship will be followed by a short business meeting. No mass will be held. For dinner reservations, ...

Trinity UMC Christmas Cantata today and Sunday

Religion Briefs

Trinity Singers of Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St., will present its annual Christmas Cantata at 5:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. This year’s Cantata is titled “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” and will feature the 30-member Trinity Singers as well as various solos ...

Grace Lutheran to celebrate St. Lucia Fest

Religion Briefs

The Swedish St. Lucia Fest will be celebrated Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St., following both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. St. Lucia, dressed in a white gown and candlelit crown, will visit each fellowship time. Traditional Swedish Christmas treats will be served.

Casey gets deferred judgement in vehicular homicide case

Local News

ROCKWELL CITY - The Pomeroy woman convicted of causing another driver's death when she rear-ended his vehicle driving 70 miles per hour in a construction zone has avoided prison. The accident led to the death of Eugene Zinnel, 78, of Manson. Jewell R. Casey, 56, received a deferred judgement ...

Eagle Grove man arrested after firing shots at occupied bus

Local News

EAGLE GROVE - An Eagle Grove man has been arrested after he allegedly fired multiple shots from his pickup truck at a bus occupied by Union Pacific Railroad workers Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Eagle Grove Police Department. No injuries were reported. Jason Bouska, ...

From our Files — Dec. 7, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 7, 2008 NEWS: Joan Kellner, of Humboldt, was nominated as Employee of the Month for West Fork Services, of Humboldt. SPORTS: The Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer boys basketball team defeated Prairie Valley 87-62. 25 Years ago: Dec. 7, 1993 NEWS: More than 3,250 people ...

News of Record — Dec. 7, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A theft was reported in the 1300 block of South 24th Street. A theft was reported in the 400 block of South 14th Street. An assault was reported in the 400 block of First Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue ...

Stepping up unites law enforcement, mental health staff

Local News

To help those with a mental health challenge takes many experts from many different specialties. Providers from the emergency room, the mental health clinic, and county mental health organizers get to meet face to face with sheriff’s deputies, Fort Dodge police and jail staff monthly at ...

Payless ShoeSource closing in FD

Local News

The Payless ShoeSource store in Fort Dodge was crowded Thursday afternoon with shoppers taking advantage of the deep discounts offered in a going-out-of-business sale. The store at 3025 First Ave. S. is closing. Customers have been told Dec. 28 will be the last day the store will be ...

Badger woman goes to federal prison for obstruction

Local News

BADGER — A Badger woman who once served time in federal prison will do so again after admitting to throwing away mail as a way of preventing her wages from being garnished to pay restitution, according to prosecutors. Terri Cosgrove, 55, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of ...

Strategies and studies

Local News

There are many ways to reduce nitrates getting into Iowa’s rivers and streams, as outlined in Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Which ones work the best? Where might one work that doesn’t work in another location? What’s the best way to make nutrient reduction economically ...

Fifth Avenue South traffic interrupted

News Brief

Effective immediately, the westbound traffic of Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane on the east side of South 29th Street for an emergency sewer repair. The duration of this closure is currently unknown. Motorist are urged to use and alternate route and caution in construction area.

From our files: Dec. 6, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 6, 2008 NEWS: State Rep. McKinley Bailey, D-Webster City, was appointed vice chair of the House Economic Growth Committee for the 83rd General Assembly. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Moines East 77-46 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 6, 1993 NEWS: Carl T. ...